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Current Open Positions

Youth Programs Instructor 

Help children build deep connections to nature!

 

Position Summary

Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking an experienced, outgoing, competent, organized and motivated applicant to instruct year-round at our environmental education youth programs. Will work at various locations both in Austin and Bastrop, TX. This position offers an incredible opportunity for educators to make positive impacts in children’s lives by helping them develop deep, lifelong connections to nature. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a team of instructors and directors to design and implement cohesive and exciting youth programs for (primarily) youth ages 5-12 with some positions focused on pre-school age and others with teenage youth

  • Provide high quality outdoor education program instruction at various youth programs 

  • Weekly communication with parents and families regarding program curriculum, logistics, and individual student progress

  • Help maintain a safe and functional outdoor school learning environment

  • Assist with outreach on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and at local events

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience teaching outdoor education programs or similar related experience

  • Highly enthusiastic, motivated, and self-directed

  • CPR and First Aid Certification required before starting work

 

REQUIRED Skills

  • Must have knowledge and skill in most of the following areas:

    • General Naturalist Studies

    • Basic Wilderness/Outdoor Skills

    • Basic Wildlife Tracking

    • Navigation and Mapping

    • Hazards of Central Texas

    • Basic Flora and Fauna Identification for Central Texas (or similar skills from another bio-region)

  • Must have experience instructing and implementing immersive outdoor youth programs

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be creative, responsible, organized and be able to work on their own and in small teaching teams with little oversight

 

Preferred Skills/Training

  • Experience with nature connection mentoring such as Art of Mentoring, Coyote Mentoring, Kamana Naturalist Training Program, or similar place-based mentoring

  • Graduate of (Wilderness Awareness School’s) Anake Leadership program, RDNA Program, AWC Certification Program or similar environmental education program. 

  • Cybertracker Track and Sign Certification Level I or above

 

Pay

Average of 32-40 hrs a week/Pay rate $14-18/hr DOE

 

Benefits

  •  4 weeks of paid vacation annually (one week at Thanksgiving, two weeks at Winter Break, one week at Spring Break)

  • Unlimited free Earth Native adult courses and trainings 

  • Health insurance benefits

  • Paid job-related injury/illness and maternity leave 

How to Apply

Click here for online application

For more information about the position, please call us at 512-299-8870

 

POSITION TO BEGIN JANUARY 2020

YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!

 
 

Director Youth Programs 

Organization Description

Founded in 2011 in Austin, TX, Earth Native Wilderness School helps students build lifelong connections to the outdoors. We do this through offering unique, fun, and informative courses that not only enliven and but also lead our students down an incredible path of discovery and greater self-reliance.

 

The school offers numerous courses and guided nature experiences that facilitate connection to nature and the outdoors in students of all ages. Courses offered by Earth Native Wilderness School include: wilderness survival, self-reliance, sustainability education, appreciation for and stewardship of natural systems, wildlife ecology and tracking, animal behavior, edible and medicinal plant studies, land navigation, rite of passage, natural building techniques, knowledge of place, sensory awareness, primitive hunting, indigenous living skills, and mentoring.

 

Position Summary

Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking an experienced, outgoing, competent, organized and motivated applicant to direct/oversee our environmental education youth programs. Approximately 1500 students attend our youth programs and classes each year and we offer 300+ days of youth programming annually.​ Work in various locations in Austin and Bastrop, TX.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Management of all youth program operations

  • Collaborate with a team of instructors and directors to design, implement and grow cohesive and exciting youth programs for youth ages 3-16

  • Management and oversight of the youth programs staff (Between 12-18 staff members)

  • Communicate with parents and customers regarding program curriculum, logistics, individual student progress and customer relation issues

  • Help maintain a safe and functional school learning and work environment

  • Management of youth programs budget

  • Assist with outreach on social media and at local events, including marketing and creation of marketing materials

  • Assist with staff hiring

  • Assist in registration and other office management duties

  • Assist in website updates

  • Coordinate staffing assignments

  • Coordinates all contract programing

  • Fill in for instructional staff, as needed 

 

REQUIRED Skills and Competencies

 

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • At least two years’ experience as a Program Director or similar position 

  • Strong management skills

  • Very strong organizational skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

  • Timely communicator

  • Must have experience teaching and managing environmental education/wilderness skills programs

  • Professional and caring attitude, ability to work well with a wide range of people

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Highly enthusiastic, motivated, and self-directed

  • Holds a passion for natured based education

  • Registration system experience or a quick learner 

  • Must have a flexible schedule (This is not a M-F, 9-5 position)

Preferred Skills/Training

 

  • Experience with nature connection mentoring such as Art of Mentoring, Coyote Mentoring, Kamana Naturalist Training Program, or similar place-based mentoring

  • Graduate of (Wilderness Awareness School’s) Anake Leadership program, RDNA Program, AWC Certification Program or similar environmental education program. 

Pay

Salary of $50k+ DOE

 

Benefits

 

  • 5 weeks of paid vacation annually (one week of Thanksgiving, two weeks of Winter Break, one week of Spring Break, week of July 4th)

  • Unlimited free Earth Native adult courses and trainings 

  • Health insurance 

  • Paid job-related injury/illness and maternity leave 

  • Stipend for continuing education

 

 

How to Apply

Click here for online application

For more information about the position, please call us at 512-299-8870

*No firm start date for this position. Job will remain open until we find the perfect candidate.*

Forest Preschool Teacher

Help children build deep connections to nature!

 

Wild Life Forest Preschool at Earth Native Wilderness School is Central Texas’s first true forest preschool. Set in the hardwood forests of Bastrop along beautiful Cedar Creek, our forest preschool offers children ages 3-5 the chance to take their first steps towards long-term nature connection. Join our team and help kids build strong life-long connections to the outdoors.

 

Position Summary

Earth Native Wilderness School is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, competent, organized and nature-inspired applicant to instruct year-round at our forest preschool and other nature preschool programs.

 

Position Schedule

This is a year-round full-time position. During the school year (September-May), you will be an Instructor at Wild Life Forest Preschool, located at the Earth Native Campus in Bastrop, TX. Usual schedule will be Monday-Friday from 8am-3pm, working with preschoolers ages 3-5. During summers (June-August) you will instruct at our preschool aged summer camps in Southeast Austin.

 

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a co-instructor and Preschool Director to design and implement cohesive exciting programs for youth ages 3-5

  • Provide high quality outdoor education instruction in various settings, such as the nature classroom, outdoor play yard, and on hikes in the surrounding forest

  • Provide weekly communication with parents and families regarding program curriculum, logistics, and individual student progress

  • Help maintain a safe and functional school learning environment

  • Contribute to the growth and maintenance of Wild Life Forest Preschool’s outdoor learning elements

  • Assist with outreach on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.) and at local events

 

REQUIRED Qualifications

  • At least two years’ experience teaching outdoor education programs or similar related experience

  • At least one-year experience teaching preschool-aged children (ages 3-5)

  • Highly enthusiastic, motivated, trustworthy, and self-directed

  • CPR and First Aid Certification required before starting work

 

REQUIRED Skills

  • Must have knowledge and skill in most of the following areas:

    • General Naturalist Studies

    • Basic Outdoor Skills

    • Basic Wildlife Track Identification

    • Basic Navigation and Mapping

    • Hazards of Central Texas

    • Basic Flora and Fauna Identification for Central Texas (or similar skills from another bio-region)

  • Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be creative, responsible, organized and be able to work on their own and in small teaching teams with little oversight

 

Preferred Skills/Training

  • Two or more years’ experience teaching preschool-aged children in the outdoors

  • Experience with nature connection mentoring such as Art of Mentoring, Coyote Mentoring, Kamana Naturalist Training Program, or similar place-based mentoring

  • Graduate of Wilderness Awareness School’s Anake Leadership program, RDNA Program, AWC Certification Program or similar environmental education program.

  • Background in play-based pedagogy, informal learning, or European-based forest schools

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Pay

Average of 32-40 hrs a week/Pay rate $14-18/hr DOE

 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of paid vacation annually (one week of Thanksgiving, two weeks of Winter Break, one week of Spring Break)

  • Unlimited free Earth Native adult courses and trainings

  • Health insurance benefits

  • Paid job-related injury/illness and maternity leave

How to Apply

Click here for online application

 

For more information about the position, please call us at 512-299-8870

 

YOU MUST HAVE EXPERIENCE!

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